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Marine Corps

Camp Lejeune Marine receives Silver Star for valor

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A Camp Lejeune Marine who received the Silver Star for his actions during a patrol that was supposed to photograph an Afghan town says he's accepting the award on behalf of the troops that don't come home. Full story...
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Montford Point Marines receive nation's highest civilian honor

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videoDecades after Montford Point at Camp Lejeune closed its doors, hundreds of black Marines who trained there received a major recognition Wednesday. After more than 60 years, about 400 Marines were honored with the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington, DC, and a handful of those are from right here in the Port City. Full story...
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Wilmington men among first black Marines honored with Congressional Gold Medal

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video A handful of retired Marines from Wilmington will be honored in Washington, DC, tomorrow with the Congressional Gold Medal. The men being recognized by President Obama are the first ever African-American Marines. Full story...
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Marine lance corporal killed in Afghanistan

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Military officials say a Marine lance corporal based at Camp Lejeune has died in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Lejeune Marine charged with murder of 15-year-old girl

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The Onslow County Sheriff's Office says a Camp Lejeune Marine was in court today accused of killing a 15-year-old girl. Pernell Devon Jones, 24, is charged with first degree murder of the teen Saturday night. Full story...
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Third-grader's walk-a-thon raised $600 for injured Marines

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A third grader and his friends gave more than $600 to help wounded veterans today. Jake Sullivan organized a walk-a-thon for the Semper Fi Fund, which helps injured and ill Marines. The nine-year-old and three of his friends walked a track around the playground to raise the money. Full story...
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Vietnam vet to get back dog tag lost during war

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A Vietnam vet will soon hold the dog tag he lost while serving in Vietnam. A group of bikers is making sure the tag gets back to Bill Ritenour. He lost it while serving in Vietnam in the 1960s. Full story...
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NC appeals court upholds case of murdered Lejeune Marine

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A North Carolina appeals court is upholding the first-degree murder conviction of a former Camp Lejeune Marine who killed his pregnant colleague, then burned and buried her body in his backyard. Full story...
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Lejeune Marine stabbed to death in DC; fellow Marine in custody

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A Marine is dead and another Marine is in custody after a stabbing incident in Washington, DC, early Saturday morning. The victim has been identified as Philip Bushong, 23, who was based at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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Military investigates death of NC-based Marine

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The Department of Defense says it is investigating the death of a Camp Lejeune Marine who died in Afghanistan. Full story...
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